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Perspectivesonafrica at the Conference of the Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism

On 27-29 March 2012, two co-authors of this blog, Aidan Stonehouse and Vincent Hiribarren gave a paper at the annual conference of the Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism. Aidan Stonehouse: ‘All this is Buganda Kingdom’: Secession, Conflict … Continue reading

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Political violence in Nigeria: the case of Boko Haram

I have already quickly explained in this blog the objectives of the terrorist organisation of Boko Haram. Many Nigerian newspapers try to analyse the changing nature of Boko Haram. From blind fundamentalists a few years ago, they have become terrorists … Continue reading

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Africa and Empire Workshop- Peking University, Part 2

Part 2 of our Beijing Conference papers includes offerings by perspectivesonafrica editor Vincent Hirribarren (University of Leeds), Henry Irving (University of Leeds), and Liang Yuetian (Peking University).   Vincent Hiribarren, University of Leeds  ‘The British conquest of Nigeria: The Long … Continue reading

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Boko Harem in Nigeria

Since the beginning of the month, dozens have been killed by followers of the “Boko Haram” sect in Nigeria. This post is an attempt to explain what “Boko Haram” is in the light of my own experience in Nigeria in … Continue reading

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Podcast: The Scramble for Borno (1890-1961)

In this podcast, I try to analyse the Scramble for Africa in the Lake Chad region. I especially focus on the example of Borno located in modern-day Nigeria. I want to prove that the Scramble for Borno was a long … Continue reading

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A PhD in African History

My project examines the history of Borno, a region located nowadays in north-eastern Nigeria on the western shores of Lake Chad. The aim of my thesis is to obtain a broad sense of the question of the boundaries and territory … Continue reading

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